My tabs are getting out of hand. Apologies for the sparse postings. Studying is seriously impeding my ability to goof off!
On the GOP: Be Afraid! And a few words on poverty.
On why making the No Fly List also a No Gun List is really a bad idea: It’s absurdly easy to be put on the list, even if you aren’t even in preschool yet. There’s no due process to get off it. And exactly how many mass shootings have been committed by people who were already on the list? Judging from media coverage, I’d say that number must be very close to zero.
Dumbing Down: Even Sesame Street is dumbing down America and making us feel less safe.
What you should really be afraid of: Unexpected expenses: 63% of us are in deep financial doodoo if the transmission dies, the water heater springs a leak, or some other $500 expense pops up.
Another unfortunately rational fear: Death by law enforcement.
Close with something cheerful: Vegas and Sledge Hammer!
Apparently, former Fed chief Ben Bernanke has a new book about how he saved
Christmas the economy. That means a bunch of econ bloggers and Serious People have to say something about it. The NYT Sunday Book Review likes it, although they called it “a bit of a slog.” You can buy your own copy here.
In Closing: least of our worries; unfortunately I don’t see a way to solve this problem; I bet we laugh at this fashion trend a decade from now; yeah that’s a problem; breaking the rules; maybe you could have educated the patient up front?; and voting.
Sorry for the tab dump here. I’m in the progress of migrating RSS readers and all is madness.
Gee, I wonder why that would be!: These big events tend to inspire copycats. Well maybe if we didn’t glorify the asshats who do this stuff….
On Bad Trade Deals: Um, yeah, we need to keep paying attention.
It’s All Greek to Me: No?
On the Redditpocalypse: I was beginning to think the place was too big anyway. I have yet to evaluate alternatives.
On with the body count: Our police violence problem has gained international attention.
YSK: Ponzi and pyramid schemes.
Meanwhile: How dare people — particularly young people — want jobs that pay a living wage! Particularly in these 10 states…
An interesting view: On consent.
Lemmings: Well, I suppose inasmuch as illegal immigrants are by definition here illegally, sure. But by that standard, lots of people have “bad intent.”
Finally: Via my old and dear friend Rachel, a misplaced dominant seventh chord was once all it took to land you in jail. Listen for yourself near the bottom.