When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money ...
Humans cling to their primal fear of the dark Astronomy Magazine
What It’s Like to Have the Oldest Phone in San Francisco Gawker. What a poseur! My phone is older than hers (see image)! And I even have a fresh one in the same antique model (as well as another battery) as backup.
- Over a lifetime, an average UK household will pay £734,240 (in 2013-14 prices) in direct and indirect taxes
How the Progressive Mindset Is Holding the Left Back and Placing the World in the Right’s Lap Truthdig (Chuck L). This confirms my very dim view of George Lakoff. His idea of the left as wanting government to be nurturing mommies was insulting and infantilizing, and any messaging coming out of that reading would play into the hands of the right (as in the left wants to keep people weak and dependent). Now we have Lakoff unable to distinguish the professional, as in Vichy, left from grass roots types. Or is he projecting the ruoot cause of why his arguments failed onto his fellow travelers? As in nice nurturant types won’t engage in bloody fights when that’s what it takes to win?
New insights into the production of antibiotics by bacteria PhysOrg
A TRUE CRIME TALE OF COMIC BOOKS, CORRUPTION, AND A $9 MILLION VANISHING ACT Verge (h23)
Job insecurity is the new normal. Here’s how it’s affecting your family life Deseret News. So someone has deigned to notice?
Extreme working hours have radically increased in many western European countries since the start of the 1990s LSE
A Company Copes With Backlash Against the Raise That Roared New York Times. EM: “Takeaway: even the best-intentioned plans have ‘devil is in the details’ issues. Perhaps NC and its reader community can at least help this fellow on the PR-battle side.”Mother tries to gas her daughters (Adelaide)
Mother drowns her three children (in Melbourne)