Sunday, May 29, 2016

As my mother used to say, I yell because I care

By now, almost every MEdia Dragon reader knows what my mother used to say, I yell because I care ...

Geraldine Largay’s Wrong Turn: Death on the Appalachian Trail New York Times. Sad  ... As no one yelled
Mamka was also Right as Drinking doesn’t make you happier for long, However we sometimes just want to be happy for few hours with Gin Dobry Christopher and French cognac in our warm hands for Warhola's 15 minutes or so  ;-)

Jordan remarked: ‘There is a theory that the intellectual development of people stops at varying ages… like seven in the moron.  The average age is supposed to be about sixteen.’
‘Yes … I’ve read that.  It struck me as significant too … as having something to do with sexual development.  [….] It’s a fact that animals are easiest to train before sexual maturity, in most cases impossible afterwards
~ Bathroom Quote

Swarm of bees follows car for 2 days to rescue queen trapped in back Treehugger 

AI will create ‘useless class’ of human, predicts bestselling historian Guardian 

Scott Alexander survey post on the value of good teachers Memories of Tatranka's  Marta Chamilova keep marching in...

Is Finnish youth culture turning sour?

You go out drinking, and shit happens. But four times? Fuhgeddaboutit. As reported in the The Police Blotter in The Brooklyn Paper [88th Precinct (Fort Greene–Clinton Hill)]

News Malchkeon can use: Six Surprising Tips for Choosing Seats on an Airplane

Scientists Say Nuclear Fuel Pools Pose Safety, Health Risks Slashdot 

“Uncertainty” Meme Refuses to Die… The Big Picture

“If police tell you about a good body shop after an accident, beware this one thing.” [@clickbaitSCOTUS on Ocasio v. U.S.]

AT ROOT, Facebook’s Problems Are A Diversity Problem

Money Doesn’t Buy as Long a Life as It Used To Bloomberg As we said in 2007, highly unequal societies create a lifespan cost even on the wealthy. 

Shakespeare had it right: “My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart, concealing it, will break.”  Past is A Foreign Marriage ...

Jacqui Lambie inside kitchen cabinet

So many of us think that we have to be PERFECT, the reality is that it is not possible. MEdia Dragons are as perfect as it comes - sorry to disappoint so many souls at East Attitude ;-)

If I Could Be Just Completely Honest For A Second, I Believe Exactly What You Believe Onion

Not so much intergenerational mobility in Florence over the course of six centuries.  And family dynasties in the Nordics

Colin Stretch, Facebook General Counsel – News Release: “Last week we met with Chairman of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee John Thune to describe our investigation in response to anonymous allegations of political bias in our Trending Topics feature and to discuss the preliminary results of our work. Today, we sent Chairman Thune a follow up letter setting out our findings and conclusions.

TaxGrrrl, Woman Denies Using Mexican Folk Curse To Intimidate Witness, Admits Tax Fraud

20 centuries before the state Revenue Estimating Committee, there was the Nilometer

"Stevens says Supreme Court decision on voter ID was correct, but maybe not right": Robert Barnes has this article in today's edition of The Washington Post.

"'The White Man's Burden': A Frank And Funny Interview With Justice Clarence Thomas." David Lat has this post at "Above the Law."

"Quick Question: What Am I Supposed To Be Doing Right Now?" Merrick Garland has this commentary online today at The Onion.

"Citizen Brandeis: A 20th-century giant of the Supreme Court offers lessons about politics today." David Rennie has this essay in the current issue of The Economist.
Posted at 01:33 PM by Howard Bashman

"This inmate started hand-writing a case the Supreme Court ended": Michael Doyle of McClatchyDC has an article that begins, "From the isolated depths of California State Prison, Corcoran, inmate Antonio A. Hinojosa hand-wrote his way toward the U.S. Supreme Court." 

"What Does the Supreme Court Think About Celebrities Being Photoshopped Naked? Yes, that question could come up if the high court agrees to the NCAA's petition to review its dispute with athletes over compensation. " Eriq Gardner has this post today at the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter. 

STRANGE CREATURES: Romanian cave sealed for 5.5 million years is full of strange creatures

The Kama Sutra has long been misunderstood as a handbook on what to do in bed. It is, in fact, a series of deviousstrategies for seduction... Hot River ...

"Scandals Embroil Alabama Governor, Speaker and Chief Justice": Campbell Robertson will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times

"Supreme Court denies class action lawsuit over false data": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report

CTIA® released its annual survey results, which found Americans used 9.6 trillion megabytes (MB) of data in 2015, three times the 3.2 trillion MB in 2013. This is the equivalent of consumers streaming 59,219 videos every minute or roughly 18 million MB:  
Smartphones are the number one wireless device in the U.S. and still growing

  • There were more than 228 million smartphones, which was up almost 10 percent from 2014. 70 percent of the population now owns a smartphone.
  • There were more than 41 million tablets on wireless networks, up 16 percent from 2014.