falloutshelterThis is an interesting map, but it’s weird to say “People at the bottom range of income cannot afford the middle range in housing” and present that as an interesting finding.

The pollster who calls you may know better than you who you’re going to vote for.

Wild energy ascendant! Of all renewables, I like wind energy the most because windfarms look cool (only oil refineries look cooler).

David Roberts looks at the persistent gender gap of nuclear power support. Turns out, it’s all about science science white male hierachical buzz buzz privilege male effect. Science!

I don’t really have an objection to this. Sometimes collisions aren’t actually accidents. Sometimes, they aren’t even negligent. A while back Jonathan McLeod pointed to a case where they used the A-word in a case that the article itself said, in the previous paragraph, was believed by police to be intentional.

Following up on the Thiel/Gawker story, Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry gives a French perspective, and Marc Randazza falls squarely on Thiel’s side.

Here’s a look at the fiscal solvency of our states.

Uhhh, I guess vapers will take support wherever we can find it?

Yes, this would be entirely welcome. At least we’ve got Mitt.

Good news! Venezuela is getting more organized! Wait, not good news at all…

Grady Smith argues that the tension between country music’s party-boy style and religion is doing both a disservice. I checked out of the contemporary country scene some time ago, but if the depiction is accurate it’s a shame. Many of the best religious songs I ever heard were country, and some of the best country songs religious.

I’ve seen the first 45 minutes of Frost/Nixon five times (movie day substitute teaching), though I’ve not yet seen the second half. I wondered why @dick_nixon objected to it so since I thought the characterization of Nixon was on the whole kind of affectionate. Turns out, I needed to see the second half.

A story of conversion to and from the LDS Church.

Paulette Perhach explains the F*** Off Fund.

Among early skeptics of the Hiroshima bombing was Dwight Eisenhower. In fact, it was conservatives who were critical of the Hiroshima bombing.

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  1. Φ says:

    Am I the only one who thinks both iterations of Paulette’s choose-your-adventure are kind of depressing?

    • fillyjonk says:

      No you are not the only one, although I do have an “emergency fund” that is good sized. I don’t think of it as F-you money so much as I think of it as “if the hot water heater dies, I want to be able to get a new one quickly” fund.

      I will say her character seems to have to deal with more than her share of sleazy bosses and idiot boyfriends. My boss is a (married) woman and I don’t currently have a boyfriend so I may be biased there though.

  2. Peter says:

    The big opposition to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings at the time was not from liberals or for that matter conservatives, but from those who wanted a public “demonstration” bombing (keep in mind that the number of people in the know was very small).
    When the bomb was still in the early experimental stage in 1943, the general idea was that if the thing ever worked, its first use should be against the huge Japanese naval base at Truk (also called Chuuk) Atoll. Truk was a purely military target and its destruction therefore would involve far fewer moral issues tHan annihilating a city.
    By August 1945, however, Truk was no longer a meaningful target. Massive conventional bombing had largely destroyed it and the remaining Japanese forces were isolated from the rest of the military. Several Los Alamos scientists suggested that as an alternative the US should detonate the bomb high above Tokyo Bay. It would be unmistakable to the Japanese leadership but given sufficent altitude would not cause any damage or casualties. While several high government officials considered the proposal, including some at the Cabinet level, for reasons that remain unknown today President Truman never heard of it.

  3. Oscar Gordon says:

    The nuclear power support article was doing just fine, right up until the author had to make it partisan.

    You can leave it at, “supporters assess risk differently”, the rest is just potshots. Typical Vox being all Voxy.

  4. Michael Cain says:

    Windfarms at a distance look cool. Up close, well — drive through the Smoky Hills wind farm in Kansas, stretched out along 25 miles of I-70. Only place I’ve ever driven with the same sad industrial feel is the NJ Turnpike south of Newark Airport where the refineries and chemical plants go on for miles.

    I love state fiscal solvency articles, which always treat all states the same way. Colorado got marked down for having less cash on hand — which happened because last year was a boom year requiring a tax rebate this year (even though revenues are not as good). California gets dinged because of their debt, even though their constitution — unlike most states — establishes priorities for state spending: first the state’s share of K-12, then debt interest and principle, then everything else. California’s bonds are probably among the very safest in the country.

    • trumwill says:

      But refineries and industrial parks look cool, too!

      • ….says the pro-brutalist architecture fan 🙂

        Seriously, the windmill farms I’ve seen–on semi-annual Megabus trips with my wife through Sangamon to Seneca–strike me as kind of picturesque when we ride by them. But that’s just my opinion.

  5. Brandon Berg says:

    When you consider that the point of the first link is advocacy rather than education, it’s not weird at all.

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